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Trialling PrEP: What happened to the NHS PrEP trial?

When NHS England announced at the start of December 2016 that they’d be funding a new large-scale PrEP trial, many people thought that they’d be able to access PrEP in the spring. More than 3 months later, and the trial has not even started to recruit. Dr Will Nutland from PrEPster.info gives an update about what’s going on with the trial.

Published
23 March 2017
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Boyz
Draft Philippine Law Would Boost AIDS Response

Philippine lawmakers finally took action this week to improve the government’s response to the country’s HIV epidemic, filing a draft law to replace the Philippine AIDS Prevention and Control Act of 1998. The bill’s major flaw is its lack of specificity about the crucial role of condoms in HIV prevention.

Published
22 March 2017
From
Human Rights Watch
New South Wales: HIV notifications fall to five-year low

New data out today shows promising signs of a decline in HIV transmission in NSW. The 2016 NSW Annual Data report shows 317 NSW residents were notified with HIV last year, the lowest annual count in more than five years. This was despite a 21 percent jump in the number of HIV tests conducted in people at risk in public sexual health clinics compared with the previous year.

Published
06 March 2017
From
NSW Government
FPA welcomes government announcement on relationships and sex education

FPA is delighted that the Secretary of State, Justine Greening, has announced today (Wednesday 1 March) that, in England, every child from the age of four will be taught about safe and healthy relationships and, later, about sex.

Published
01 March 2017
From
FPA
NAT welcomes Statutory Sex and Relationships Education, but says it must not leave LGBT young people behind

We are delighted that the Government is taking this desperately needed and long-awaited step to make PSHE and SRE compulsory in all schools. The guidance must empower and support schools to talk about same-sex relationships, gender identity and information on HIV and other STIs.

Published
01 March 2017
From
National AIDS Trust
What is safe sex now? Does it include undetectable viral load and PrEP?

Treatment as prevention and pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) provide new ways to safely avoid HIV, but this poses challenges to the ways in which communities understand

Published
28 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
What we know about the new England PrEP trial

@teamPrEPster, and other HIV advocate groups, will be keeping a watchful eye on development of the trial, not least to ensure that there are no further delays to its implementation.

Published
27 February 2017
From
Prepster
Meet The Man Who Stopped Thousands Of People Becoming HIV-Positive

“I knew I was doing something of substance, but it’s really overwhelming.” In an exclusive interview with BuzzFeed News, Greg Owen reveals the story behind Britain’s largest ever drop in HIV transmissions.

Published
26 February 2017
From
BuzzFeed News
When science, community and political will come together, we can end the epidemic, says New York commissioner

New York City’s strategy to end the HIV epidemic is firmly rooted in science, was developed in conjunction with community activists, and has support from top-level political

Published
17 February 2017
By
Roger Pebody
An 18% Decline in HIV Incidence in the US Over Six Years is Not Enough

David Holtgrave and Robert Bonacci: "At a time when some decision makers are considering possibly repealing and/or replacing the Affordable Care Act, which we know provided critical health insurance access for persons living with HIV and helped to avoid HIV transmission, we should instead be focusing as a nation on expanding critical HIV-related services and access to comprehensive care."

Published
16 February 2017
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Huffington Post
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Community Consensus Statement on Access to HIV Treatment and its Use for Prevention

Together, we can make it happen

We can end HIV soon if people have equal access to HIV drugs as treatment and as PrEP, and have free choice over whether to take them.

Launched today, the Community Consensus Statement is a basic set of principles aimed at making sure that happens.

The Community Consensus Statement is a joint initiative of AVAC, EATG, MSMGF, GNP+, HIV i-Base, the International HIV/AIDS Alliance, ITPC and NAM/aidsmap
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